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Old 04-15-2019, 01:58 PM   #1
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Battery Disconnect

I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight - do you know if there is a battery disconnect switch?
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:06 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new JayFlight and welcome to the forum.

My money is on 'No' factory battery disconnect switch. Have you asked your dealer or Jayco?
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Thanks so much!! I love it

I have not asked them yet. I'm finding my battery drains when I'm not using it and wanted to have a quick way to disconnect vs having to remove the connection from the terminal.
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Welcome to JOF!

I installed one on my Jay Flight. There are a number of articles here on the forum that describe the process and of course YouTube has a bunch!
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There is enough parasitic drain to make the battery absolute when going below 11.9 volts.
Keep it plugged in or install the disconnect.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:43 PM   #6
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Welcome to JOF!

I installed one on my Jay Flight. There are a number of articles here on the forum that describe the process and of course YouTube has a bunch!
Thanks so much - I'll look them up and see how to do it. I really would love to have one.
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Welcome to JOF!

I installed one on my Jay Flight. There are a number of articles here on the forum that describe the process and of course YouTube has a bunch!
Thanks! Still figuring out how to use this thread - so not sure if you received my other message. It's already drained twice. I'm going to look into installng one.
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Thanks! Still figuring out how to use this thread - so not sure if you received my other message. It's already drained twice. I'm going to look into installng one.
That is probably a great decision. Draining the battery completely will significantly damage it and multiple times may wreck it completely.

I've installed this guy - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it is working very nicely. It doesn't have the little rubber boot that this video shows (https://youtu.be/j5hIxEtZDDo), I still need to figure that out.

Good luck!
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:18 AM   #9
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I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight - do you know if there is a battery disconnect switch?
I just ordered this online for our new x213:

https://www.amazon.com/Audew-Battery...ateway&sr=8-18

I plan to install it in the battery box. I'll post pictures when I'm done.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:03 AM   #10
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Just pull the fuse . Mines right behind the battery
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:45 PM   #11
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Installed the battery disconnect into the battery box. Inserted into the positive wire. Pictures are attached.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:02 PM   #12
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Mineís right behind the batteries on the A-frame. Kinda hidden, which I like.
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Years ago, they were standard on many mfg's product. My 2011 Eagle did not come with one. I added one in the battery compartment. There are a good many threads on JOF on where/ how members installed them.
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Why did you install on positive? I have read numerous articles that say it should be installed on negative.
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Why did you install on positive? I have read numerous articles that say it should be installed on negative.
I don't think it makes a huge difference for the battery disconnect. I only know that when you work on the battery to pull the negative wire first, so you don't short circuit the battery when that wire touches the frame by accident.
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this video sums it up.

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Just pull the fuse . Mines right behind the battery
BINGO!
Over the last two years, that has worked like a charm.
Easy, fast and completely isolates the battery, preventing drain.
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I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight - do you know if there is a battery disconnect switch?
I have a 2019 Jayflight. No battery disconnect switch. Best installation Iíve seen is on the battery box lid. Excellent instructions available on YouTube.
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I like the battery box idea I went with this mounting between my dual battery set up
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That is only because those disconnects are made for the negative side. I bought a marine disconnect and hooked it to the positive side just like all the boats I have ever owned came from the factory. Just have to remove the existing positive cable from the battery, attach it to the switch, buy a 12" cable with ring terminals attach one end to switch the other to the battery.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Spartan-Power...omotive&sr=1-2
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